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A Britten Celebration

Michael Crawford performs in the 60th anniversary performance of Britten's Noye's Fludde, with the BBC Singers, Finchley Children's Music Group and Martyn Brabbins.

Michael Crawford joins the BBC Singers for the dramatic tale of Noah's Ark, brought to life in the stunning setting of Southwark Cathedral. The legendary entertainer and original cast member Michael Crawford is joined by amateur instrumentalists depicting animals and nature through magical musical effects under conductor Martyn Brabbins, in a performance celebrating the 60th anniversary of Britten's Noye's Fludde in the place where it received its London premiere. Alonside Noye's Fludde is Britten's quirky cantata Rejoice in the lamb and Sacred and Profane, eight medieval lyrics that explore the theme of mortality and dates from towards the end of Britten's life.

Programme

Britten: Sacred and Profane
Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb, Op 30
INTERVAL
Britten: Noye's Fludde, Op 59

BBC Singers
Finchley Children's Music Group
Richard Pearce - organ
Jamie W Hall - Mr Noah
Jessica Gillingwater - Mrs Noah
Michael Crawford - The Voice of God
Martyn Brabbins - conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

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